Broken leg for Nick Scholfield | Racing News

first_imgNick Scholfield is hoping he may yet be able to return in time for the busy Christmas schedule after breaking his leg in a freak incident at Fontwell.The multiple Grade One-winning jockey suffered the injury on Friday when he was cannoned into by a loose horse as he crossed the finishing line in fourth on Shintori in the Star Sports Owner’s Club £20K Guarantee Handicap Chase.- Advertisement – He was due to ride Champagne Court in the feature Badger Beers Silver Trophy Handicap Chase at Wincanton on Saturday – but will be out of action for several weeks at least.“I’ve fractured my tibia,” said Scholfield.“I hope I can get back as quickly as possible – if I could do it in six weeks, that would be what I’m hoping.”- Advertisement – Go Steady had unseated his jockey Bridget Andrews at the third-last, but then ran loose before careering into Scholfield.He admits his frustration at the injury, just as the new National Hunt season begins to step up a gear, but acknowledges many others are encountering far more trying times during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.“In these times, this is not so bad,” he added.- Advertisement – “It was unusual circumstances – something you don’t expect – so it’s frustrating from that aspect.“I’d crossed the line and finished the race on Shintori.“I was just pulling up, and a horse that had fallen was galloping (loose) and it has just ‘T-boned’ my horse, and my leg was stuck in the middle, and it caused me to fall off.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

FDA awards $5.2 million for food and feed safety projects

first_img FDA support will allow state, local, and tribal governments to strengthen their animal feed safety and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or “mad cow”) prevention programs, the statement said. Awards of up to $250,000 went to groups in Iowa, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Washington. The funds will allow recipients to locate and visit companies that produce, distribute, and transport animal feed and verify compliance with BSE/ruminant feed bans. The grant money can also be used to assist educational outreach. “The grants represent an important step in the FDA’s continued efforts and integrate and improve the effectiveness of food safety systems at the federal, state, and local levels,” Chappell said. The awards address four areas: the ruminant feed ban support program, food safety and security monitoring, innovative food defense, and rapid response teams. Michael Chappell, the FDA’s acting associate commissioner for regulatory affairs, said in a statement that the 1-year grants are cooperative agreements that are designed to support some of the food protection efforts included in the FDA’s Food Protection Plan. The FDA unveiled the Food Protection Plan in November 2007 in the wake of high-profile contamination incidents over the past few years involving domestic and imported foods. Food defense grants are intended to generate new solutions and outreach to bridge gaps in or enhance food defense, such as ALERT (Assure, Look, Employees, Reports, and Threat) system for food establishments or the FIRST (Follow, Inspect, Recognize, Secure, and Tell) system for employees, the FDA said in its statement. The awards of up to $40,000 went to two counties, Riverside in California and Multnomah in Oregon, and to the states of Pennsylvania and South Carolina. Oct 1, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday announced that it awarded 17 food and feed safety grants totaling $5.2 million to state and local regulatory agencies. The food safety and security portion of the grants will fund Food Emergency Response Network chemical laboratories and can be used to upgrade facilities, train employees in current food-testing methods, and boost laboratory sample analysis capacity, the FDA said. In the event of a chemical terrorism attack, recipients may be required to analyze food samples submitted by the FDA or other government agencies. Grants of up to $350,000 were awarded to Colorado, California, and Ohio. For the first cooperative agreement addressing rapid response teams, the funding will enable groups to develop, implement, exercise, and integrate an all-hazards food and foodborne illness response capability. The FDA said the rapid response teams will coordinate with other food and feed agencies. The groups will use incident command structure response protocols and a formalized crisis management system. Grants of up to $500,000 went to North Carolina, Massachusetts, California, Michigan, Florida, and Minnesota. See also: Sep 30 FDA news releaselast_img read more

Townsville renovator attracts record 96 bids at auction

first_imgA West End renovator attracted 96 bids at auction over the weekend – the highest number ever called by local auctioneer Clint Wallis (L) and Errol Munro of Principal of Ray White Townsville.TOWNSVILLE’S property auction market is heating up with a West End renovator attracting 96 bids and selling $32,000 above reserve price.The one-bedroom property at 146 Francis St sold for $222,000 after eight potential buyers went head-to-head in one of the most heavily contested sales encountered by auctioneer Clint Wallis.Mr Wallis said the home beat his previous auction record for most bids by 10.“It was incredible, as it’s not the type of property you would expect buyers’ competition on,” he said.“While the property has really good bone structure, it really is just a square box with no internal walls.“So it was a really good result. The owner was happy to seal the deal at $190,000 but it just kept on going up.”Ray White Townsville sales agent Julie Munro said she was still buzzing.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“We had eight registered bidders on the day, one of which registered halfway through the (auction) call and another phoned in from Sydney,” she said.“In the end it was a young man and his father who placed the winning bid, who now plan to renovate the home for the son to live in.“The property comes with a bit of history as it used to be the old West End post office and also at one point a little tourism shop.“But I think, in the end, it was the location that won everyone over and the property does leave room for imagination.”Equally impressive results are expected this weekend with five properties at Mysterton, Castle Hill, Aitkenvale. Idalia and Cranbrook going under the hammer this Saturday.McGrath principal Brad Matheson, who will take 10 Stirling Drive, Castle Hill, to auction at 10am on Saturday, said the four-bedroom home had already attracted plenty of interest from buyers.“We’ve had 31 inspections for the property, two offers prior to auction and several people looking to register,” he said.“I think the home will do quite well. the auction market has been heating up.”last_img read more